Good evening friends, welcome back :) Things on the industrial side of the hardware market have been hopping today. So, straying away from our usual format, here are some Press Releases that came in this afternoon...
PRESS RELEASE - Intel Expands Mobile Processor Offerings For Portability And Value Market Segments
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2004- Intel Corporation today introduced four mobile processors for the portability and value market segments. Today's launch ushers in the second generation Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor based on Intel's industry-leading high-volume 90-nanometer (nm) process technology and expands the company's Intel(R) Celeron(R) M Processor family.
The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processors are designed for larger-sized notebook PCs, also known as "desktop replacements," typically featuring large screens, full-size keyboards and multiple drives. Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processors 538, 532, and 518 offer new features and high performance, including support for Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology*; a larger, 1MB Level 2 cache; 13 new Streaming SIMD 3 Extensions (SSE3); enhancements to the Intel(R) NetBurst(R) microarchitecture; and speeds of 3.20 GHz, 3.06 GHz and 2.80 GHz, respectively. These processors also offer such power management features as support for Enhanced Intel Speedstep(R) technology that enables lower thermals than its desktop counterpart providing more reliable system performance in a notebook. The Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting HT Technology works with the Intel(R) 852GME and Intel(R) 852PM chipsets.
PRESS RELEASE -Hush ATX PC wins 2004 World Class Award from PC World
The Hush ATX PC was honoured by PC World with a 2004 World Class Award for best "Speciality PC". The World Class Award winners were announced in the July 2004 issue of PC World (online now and available on newsstands June 15)
The Hush ATX is totally fan-less, and able to run Intel© Pentium© 4, Celeron and AMD Athlon© XP or Duron© CPUs - the HUSH™ ATX adds flexibility, capacity and power to the silent PC arena. Low sonic interference, and what is arguably the best looking case in the business, make the HUSH™ ATX ideal for business, multimedia, gaming, design, medical, media, broadcast, audio, libraries, education, the home ... in fact, anywhere where silence, reliability and aesthetics is at a premium.
The new HUSH™ ATX is both easy on the eye and on the ear. It provides increased flexibility and greater choice for a broad cross section of users and industry sectors. The HUSH™ ATX builds on the success and desirability of the HUSH™ Mini ITX range and has achieved what is perhaps the Holy Grail of silent computing - a silent running PC with the power to compete.
"The Hush unit delivers on that promise of muted operation. The Hush idles at 27 decibels adjusted for a human ears sensitivity (dBA)." PC World, May 2004
"The Hush yields far better results than typical PCs" PC World May 2004
""Aimed at both the digital home and the executive office, the $2,230 Hush ATX-Business PC is a tightly integrated machine in a sleek, low-profile case with the minimalist appeal of high end audio gear"
Celebrating is 22nd year; the respected World Class Awards honour the best in computers, hardware, software and the Internet. To select the best of the best, PC World's editors examined the entire spectrum of products that have appeared in or were submitted to the magazine over the past 12 months. Hundreds of products in 67 categories were judged on usability, design, innovation, features, performance and value.
"The ultimate buyers guide, World Class Awards set the standard for excellence in the high-tec industry" stated Harry McCracken, editor in chief of PC World. "From performance PCs to spam filters to GPS navigation devices and video instant messaging services, the editors reward the finest products and most outstanding performers in this annual award programme. Congratulations to Hush for their ATX PC"
PRESS RELEASE -Intel Invites Industry In Design Of Technology To Succeed Bios
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2004- Intel Corporation announced it is working with CollabNet to release Foundation code of Intel's next-generation firmware technology under the Common Public License (CPL) later this year.
More than 20 years old, the BIOS (Basic Input-Output System) is the oldest software technology in PC platforms. It operates in the "pre-boot environment," which is the first few seconds after a PC is turned on, and before the operating system loads.
Intel's firmware Foundation code, a result of the project codenamed, "Tiano," provides that the successor to the BIOS will be based on up-to-date software technology. It is designed to be extended with new features and services, such as improved platform manageability, serviceability and administrative interfaces which are too complex to implement in the old BIOS environment.
Time for me to catch some Z's. I will see you back here in a few hours :) - Cheers
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